Dockendorff has been with the company since 1989, serving in a variety of finance-related roles. He was named CFO of Covidien predecessor Tyco Healthcare in 1995, helping lead the company to $10 billion in sales in 2007.
“Chuck’s extraordinary leadership over the last 25 years has contributed directly to our global growth and the value we have created for shareholders. We anticipate a seamless transition and are pleased to have the benefit of his experience and counsel during the transition period,” chairman, CEO & president José Almeida said in prepared remarks.
Dockendorff will assist in the search for his successor and serve as an advisor, since the company does not have a immediate option at this time.
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Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) named Kathleen Regan as its interim chairwoman, following the departure of Randy Thurman. Regan is a venture partner for Radius Venture.
California Healthcare Institute CEO leaves for Gilead Sciences
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Cardica names new sales VP
Cardica (NSDQ:CRDC) named Liam Burns as its VP of sales and marketing. Burns has more than 20 years of medical device sales and marketing expertise with the likes of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).
Cooper Companies appoints general counsel
Cooper Cos. (NYSE:COO) named Randal Golden as its general counsel, starting in February. Golden has worked with Cooper since 2010 and has 26 years of corporate legal service under his belt through work with Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN).